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Offshore and Onshore Reliability Data Project Goes Digital
Vast amounts of offshore and onshore reliability data will be made available as the project by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate provides acces to its now-digital data in an effort to improve accessibility and efficiency for oil and gas industry reliability data.
Digital Transformation at BP is Starting to Add Up to Billions
Analytics, sensors, and robots are changing the way one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies does business. Underpinning all the new technology though is a shift in how BP thinks, and what it means to be a supermajor in the 21st century.
Digitalization is Changing Offshore Operations
Adoption of digital technologies will continue to improve the offshore sector, including improved well efficiency, real-time directional drilling, lower maintenance costs, and safer operations.
Digital Data Drives HSE Behavioral Safety Program
Behavior-based safety is not a new concept nor is it new at Murphy Oil. But when Murphy launched its Safety Observation Program as a digital tool, it revitalized the way the culture of safety spread throughout the company.
Total Plans To Use Artificial Intelligence To Cut Drilling Costs
Total plans to start a digital factory to tap artificial intelligence in a bid to save hundreds of millions of dollars on exploration and production projects, according to an executive.
Equinor Sets Sights on Natural Language Processing With Startup Nesh
New funding for a chatbot technology, or smart assistant, represents the latest development in the Norwegian operator’s drive toward digitalization.
Shell Deploys AR Headsets To Facilities in 12 Countries
This digital deal is helping to make augmented reality a new reality for oil and gas operations.
Pattern-Based History Matching Maintains Consistency for Complex-Facies Reservoirs
A challenging problem of automated history-matching work flows is ensuring that, after applying updates to previous models, the resulting history-matched models remain consistent geologically.
Seven Ways Blockchain Can Revamp the Oil and Gas Industry
Blockchain, the underlying technology behind the sensational Bitcoin, could profoundly affect the oil and gas industry by cutting down on operational time and costs while also introducing more transparency to the industry.
UK Releases 130 Terabytes of Oil and Gas Data
Data from the UK Oil and Gas Authority’s new data repository cover 12,500 offshore wellbores, 5,000 seismic surveys, and 3,000 pipelines.
Equinor Expects Hardwiring Sensors Will Help Overcome Data-Processing Challenges
The company plans an innovative application of oceanographic instrumentation to maximize recovery at its Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea.
Innovation Advances Digital Culture Throughout Company
A technology initiative is changing more than the digital landscape at Murphy Oil. Since its deployment in November 2018, Murphy Labs is changing the very culture of the corporation.
How the Digital Economy Is Transforming Canada’s Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
Jobs with repetitive activities may decrease, while new types of onshore jobs are being created.
Schlumberger, Rockwell Team Up To Take On Oilfield Automation
The world’s largest oilfield services firm and one of the largest providers of SCADA systems have formed a joint venture to create Sensia, an integrated automation suite.
Harnessing Data To Unlock New Energy Solutions
ExxonMobil is rolling out a project that will enable it to collect all operating data from its refineries and chemical plants—up to 1 billion bits per minute—into a high-performing computing environment.
BP Invests in New Artificial Intelligence Technology
BP Ventures has invested $5 million in Belmont Technology’s Series A financing to further bolster BP’s artificial intelligence and digital capabilities in its upstream business.
Digital Technologies Enable Methane-Reduction Efforts at Scale
The deployment and adoption of digital technologies across the oil and gas value chain could help scale the effect of the industry’s methane-reduction efforts, finds a new report.
The Incredible Ways Shell Uses Artificial Intelligence To Help Transform the Oil and Gas Giant
Royal Dutch Shell is heavily investing in research and development of artificial intelligence, which it hopes will provide solutions to some of its most pressing challenges.
Director Strives To Give Data and Digital Experts a Voice
Oil companies are talking big about using data and analytics, but the experts in the field are not sure what their role will be. Birol Dindoruk, SPE's technical director for management and information, talks about ensuring that they have a say.
Planned Oil and Gas Supercomputer Would Be Among World's Fastest
Skybox Datacenters has signed a 15-MW lease with a client that will host a supercomputer in its Houston facility. The client expects the system to beat Summit, the US Department of Energy supercomputer that is currently considered the world’s fastest.
Drilling for Data: Digitizing Upstream Oil and Gas
Upstream oil and gas is well behind other industries when it comes to being digitally enabled. That said, there is an enormous amount of interest in and expectation around the benefits of digital solutions.
Total, Google Cloud to Team on AI for Upstream
Total is expanding its development and use of artificial intelligence to bolster its exploration work, collaborating with Google Cloud—which is stepping up its presence in the oil and gas industry.
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09 May 2019